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Lone Star College-Tomball, the third of the six Lone Star Colleges, was the result of many years of dedication by community members to bring higher education to the Tomball community. Residents of the Tomball Independent School District voted in 1982 to join Lone Star College System and LSC-Tomball opened its doors for students in 1988.

Today LSC-Tomball, which sits on 143 beautifully landscaped acres off of State Highway 249 north of the city of Tomball, offers a number of college-specific programs along with those offered at all Lone Star Colleges. LSC-Tomball was the site of major expansion in 2011 to better serve its students with the opening of three new buildings: the Performing Arts Center, the Veterinary Technology Building, and the Health Science Building.

LSC-Tomball’s fall 2014 enrollment for credit students was 9,361.

Improvements planned for LSC-Tomball

  • New student services building: 40,000 sf
  • Build-out Health Science Building: 20,000 sf
  • Central Plant expansion: 3,000 sf
  • Renovation to existing facilities: 21,000 sf
  • Increase parking: 300 spaces

Current Workforce Education Centers of Excellence

  • Veterinarian Technology, Surgical Technology, Electrical Technology, Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant

Needed Renovations to Current Workforce Education Facilities

  • Nursing/Surgical Technology

Future Needs: New Advanced Technology Centers

  • Drilling Platform Training Center
    • Rig for drilling, hydraulic fracturing and engineering technology (15,000 sf)

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2014 Bond Referendum and Board of Trustees Election brochure
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2014 LSC brochure
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Key Messages

2014 LSC Bond Key Messages
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Quick Facts

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Key Messages

2014 LSC Bond Referendum and Board of Trustees Election Presentation (pdf)

Proven Financial Management

LSC is fiscally responsible and maintains a AAA Bond Rating from Standard & Poor’s Rating Services – enabling LSC to borrow money at lower interest rates. The credit rating was increased eight times in the last 10 years. In addition:

  • LSC maintains administrative operating expenses under 12%, which is one of the lowest in Texas. (Source: Texas Association of Community Colleges)
  • The LSC tax rate is lower than it was 15 years ago. And the Board of Trustees has lowered the tax rate 6 of the last 10 years. (11.6 cents/100 vs. 10.81 cents/100).
  • LSC has received a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting recognition each year since 2004.
  • LSC maintains a tax freeze for 65+ and/or disabled which means the actual dollar amount owed will never increase, even if the property value increases.

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